Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie edition – 2012
These cookies are marvelous! Easy to throw together and excellent in taste. We love a soft chocolate chip cookie rather than a hard, crunchy one, and this one sure fits the bill. Plenty of chocolate chips in every bite and if you like your chocolate chip cookie with nuts you can add them in, too.
I had quite a bit of leftover cookie dough filling from the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies I made a few days ago so I knew I wanted to find a way to use it up elsewhere. I have a delicious dessert bar that uses chocolate chip cookie dough (hopefully I’ll get to posting that scrumptious recipe in the next day or so) but I didn’t have quite enough leftover cookie dough filling so I decided to make up this recipe for chocolate chip cookies that my niece, Heather, gave me last year. It worked perfectly and I even had some dough left over to actually make chocolate chip cookies with!
These are fabulous cookies although I make NO claim that they are the BEST chocolate chip cookies. That’s the name these cookies came with from Dora at allrecipes.com. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly but I’ll tell you where I deviated from the directions or ingredients below.
If you’re looking for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe this one will do wonderfully. The texture is wonderful and the cookies come out uniformly beautiful, elegant, and quite pleasing to the eye. These cookies aren’t going to flatten out on the pan like some recipes. They hold their shape well and taste superb. Give them a try this holiday season. Ho, ho, ho!
Don’t these look marvelous?
Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?
We love soft, pliable, chewy cookies rather than those that are hard as rocks and too crunchy!
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of these delicious cookies.
Oh, my. Get ready to dig in!
Here’s what I did.
Add white sugar.
Add brown sugar.
Add salt and baking soda. I actually didn’t read the directions carefully enough here. The baking soda was to be dissolved in hot water then added in later. I added it here and omitted the hot water entirely.
Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies.
Add chocolate chips. Yummy! If you want pecans or walnuts in your cookie this is the time to add them.
Stir flour and chocolate chips into batter with a wooden spoon to combine.
Bake about 10-12 minutes at 350. I took them out while they were still rising.
They puff up nice.
Here’s a little different view.
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies so if you take a tray or platter of these to any holiday function don’t expect to be bringing any leftovers home!!!
Here’s a close up of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Don’t these pictures make you want to have a bite right now?
This stack shows the great texture of these cookies.
Bring these along to Grandma’s house for Christmas and you will make everyone happy campers!
Okay, you can stop salivating now!
Here’s the recipe.
HEATHER’S BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
(Recipe from my niece, Heather Kane, Colorado Springs, CO, source: Dora, All-Recipes.com)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water (I omitted this)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted this)
Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda with an electric mixer. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts (if desired) with a wooden spoon. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 or until done. I usually remove them from the oven while they are still raising and just before they start to fall.
NOTE: The original recipe called for the baking soda to be dissolved in the hot water. You can do this if you desire and add it in with the ingredients you cream with an electric mixer.
Are you ready for one of these delicious cookies?
Your kids are sure to love this recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
We love these chocolate chip cookies and think you will too.
Here’s Santa’s tray.
These are for you. Eat and enjoy!
Consider making these tasty treats ANY time of the year!
If you use the green and red chocolate chips these cookies look really festive.
You be the judge of whether these are really the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Jello Pudding Mix (foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com)
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (yourlighterside.com)
- Indulgent Hybrid Cookies – The Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies are an Unexpected Guilty Pleasure (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (forthemommas.com)